Maldon and Tiptree’s players can use their FA Trophy clash with Slough Town this weekend as an opportunity to showcase their skills, according to assistant manager Mark Levey.

Kevin Horlock’s side host their high-flying Southern League Premier opponents in the second-round tie at Park Drive on Saturday, hoping to cause an upset in the competition.

The Rebels will arrive at Maldon on the crest of a wave, following their hugely impressive 6-0 win at National League North outfit Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Cup last weekend which earned them a second-round home clash with League One side Rochdale.

But the Jammers have been going well themselves of late in Bostik League division one north and Levey says it is one for their players to look forward to.

Levey said: “It’s a big game for us and we’ll be playing our strongest available side.

“We’ll be looking to cause a big cup upset and securing the £4,000 in prize money.

“I’m sure our players will see it as a big opportunity to impress the watching scouts and there won’t be any extra motivation needed from Kevin or myself, before the game.

“It will be an incredibly tough game on Saturday.

“Some of our new signings are cup-tied and can’t play and we also have some injuries but it’s one that we’re looking forward to.”

Maldon, who were due to host Bostik Premier promotion-chasers Billericay Town last night in the Velocity Trophy, have their injury problems ahead of the Slough clash.

Leading goalscorer Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe suffered a bang to his knee in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Aveley and is a big doubt and Chris Miller, Josh Pollard and Ryan Clampin are also struggling to be fit.

Ogedi-Uzokwe, Johnville Renee and Kieran Bailey were all on target in the Aveley victory, which leaves the Jammers in eighth place in the division one north table.

They resume their league campaign next Tuesday night with a home game against Brentwood Town.

Levey added: “It was a very good win for us against Aveley but disappointing to concede with the last kick.

“But we were very happy with the three points and the way we played.”

Burnham Ramblers lost 1-0 at Tower Hamlets, in their latest Essex Senior League match.

They travel to play Redbridge in the league, this Saturday.